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    Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dj-B-Man-Jr on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:16 pm

    Pretty straight forward, do you prefer strength builds or dex builds? i'm also unsure if someone has already made a thread related to this, if someone has... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJBNwHoXQns
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:18 pm

    I prefer dex builds, but because of poise the game seems to be in favor of str builds a bit.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:21 pm

    Dex. Float like a flutterby, sting like a brick wall.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dj-B-Man-Jr on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:21 pm

    I prefer dex too and i've only made dex builds, but i'm currently working on my first strength build and i'm liking it! =P
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:22 pm

    Iv never truly done an all out STR build and never used anything heavier than Greatsword, but i think id prefer the dex faster swinging builds than heavier clobbering types.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dragpn_Slayer_Ornstein on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:23 pm

    you should had int and faith for those that prefer miracle and sorcery.Me,i choose dex over str.Can't play without a spear
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:26 pm

    Dragpn_Slayer_Ornstein wrote:Can't play without a spear

    I can tell silly


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dj-B-Man-Jr on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:30 pm

    Dragpn_Slayer_Ornstein wrote:you should had int and faith for those that prefer miracle and sorcery.Me,i choose dex over str.Can't play without a spear

    but this thread is for dex & strength builds, i don't care about sorcery or miracles tongue
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dragpn_Slayer_Ornstein on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:47 pm

    How did you figure it out XD.I also like bow,katana,curved sword and whip.There something about dex weapon that draw me.It probably because i'm bored of sword,mace and axe too. XD
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:51 pm

    Am I the only two hand greatsword here? But I never had a DEX build and I'm planning to make a new one


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by SuperMint on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:13 pm

    STRENGTH! Nothing more satisfying than two handed smashing another player face first into the ground with a giant treebranch that I also lit on fire. Plus I can just Chaos +5 any dex weapons I happen to like and use them too, it's a win-win situation!
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dj-B-Man-Jr on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:14 pm

    Good Point! my strength build is going to legendary!! XD
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Comodreha on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:24 pm

    ErrJon6661 wrote:I prefer dex builds, but because of poise the game seems to be in favor of str builds a bit.

    Dex builds can wear heavier armor than most strength builds can unless the strength build is sacrificing their movement speed. Most dex weapons way less than 5 whereas some strength weapons triple that in weight, which allows dex builds to wear more armor/heavier armor than most strength builds.
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by RANT on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:25 pm

    i always go with str or hybrid str/faith, my first guy was a dex build and i got bored when i got to sens fortress, i do like the bandit knife though.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:26 pm

    awww this means STR sucks and I need to do a DEX build otherwise I suck too sad sad sad


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:28 pm

    one word for Str
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    two words for dex

    Laito and Washing pole


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by ErrJon6661 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:35 pm

    I'm a bit of a purist. My dex builds don't wear heavy armor.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Dragpn_Slayer_Ornstein on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:37 pm

    Scudman_Slayer wrote:one word for dex
    BKGA

    two words for dex

    Laito and Washing pole

    Dont you mean one word for str and two word for dex?
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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by JohnnyHarpoon on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:38 pm

    Dex automatically gets an advantage because you cast spells faster with Dex, so any caster hybrid build is going to benefit more from Dex than Str.

    I'll be a Dex man always and forever...but I'm currently having way more fun with my STR build.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Scudman_Slayer on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:38 pm

    there edited it sometimes i get confused while typing


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:00 am

    I prefer Dex builds. I like to be able to roll around everywhere. It increases the range of my attacks, increases my move-set, and makes me harder to hit.

    Str wins on the poise and stun-lock side... But I just get so bored depending on those elements. It's too "rock'em sock'em" for my tastes.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Eliteknight on Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:18 am

    Carphil wrote:Am I the only two hand greatsword here? But I never had a DEX build and I'm planning to make a new one

    Greatswords may as well be the only weapon type in the game for how often I bother with anything else.

    Love my claymore, love the zweihander, starting to really like the demon's great machete.


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by aceluby on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:37 pm

    Dex, the pyro speed mixed w/ how fast the Dex weapons are make it a no brainer IMO. It also allows for better armor since less weight is being used by your weapons.


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    Post by xXDaemonarchXx on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:39 pm

    I prefer dex for speed


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    Re: Strength vs Dex

    Post by Akatik on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:42 pm

    Str. Tank all day baby.

    The moment I forced myself to stop relying on Havel's ring and slow roll in heavy armor is when the game really opened up for me. It was right around the point of fighting Sif and I stood face to face with him and tanked him down. I was able to block all of his attacks without being knocked down.

    Awesome. Plus, I kinda suck at dodging.


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